Buffalo Dance Co. Lands Intl Tour

August 15, 2012 Updated Aug 15, 2012 at 7:25 AM EDT

By WKBW News

August 15, 2012 Updated Aug 15, 2012 at 7:25 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - Lehrer Dance is a professional dance company founded in Buffalo in 2007. In a typical show, Lehrer's eight professional dancers do flips, jumps and athletic stunts to a variety of music.

The dancers will tour in Europe next year. Founder Jon Lehrer says his dancers beat out over every other dance company in the U.S. And they are the youngest company ever chosen for the tour.

"An American company getting to tour overseas is always a goal. Always a goal," Lehrer said. "Dance is at a very high level in Europe. Audiences over there really know dance and appreciate it and support it."

Before the European tour, Lehrer will enjoy another "first." This fall, Lehrer Dance will be the first local dance company included in the M&T Bank Dance Series at UB'S Center for the Arts, which features professional dance companies from all over the world.

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